Piao Ji Fish Porridge 标记鱼粥

Review Piao Ji Fish Porridge (標記魚粥)

If you are familiar with some of the “must-try” food dishes at Amoy Street Food Centre, you would certainly know that this place is also famous for having its sliced fish soup dish that can be seen competitively selling by the numerous well-known stalls.

I have tried a couple of different stalls here, which all of it offers a version that is more towards the plain side instead of the flavourful ones, until when I stumbled across this stall by the name of “Piao Ji Fish Porridge”!

Doing My Research on Piao Ji

Before venturing out to try Piao Ji’s fish porridge, I did a bit of research to learn more about this popular stall. Here’s some background information I uncovered:

  • Piao Ji is located in the famous Amoy Street Food Centre, which is known for having some of the best hawker stalls in Singapore.
  • It’s one of the most popular porridge stalls, often with long queues of up to an hour wait.
  • Piao Ji has another stall just for storing seafood since they go through so much of it every day, specializing in dishes like the Korean Abalone Porridge. That’s a great sign!
  • Their signature dish is the Fish and Prawn Porridge, which features batang fish slices and fresh prawns in a robust porridge broth.
  • Their broth is cooked with pork lard, fish, vegetables and rice to make it rich and flavorful.
  • You can customize your porridge bowl with different add-ons like century egg, pork ribs, and fish maw.

After reading all these rave reviews, I couldn’t wait to try Piao Ji’s fish porridge for myself!

Piao Ji Fish Porridge Review

​Despite visiting this stall after lunch hours, I was surprised to have still come across a line of people queuing up for it.

Having won numerous food critics awards & publicised in various newspaper articles, it has also became quite a big controversial debate between who’s the best that sells this sliced fish soup dish better!

I feels that this question is really dependent on individual preferences, where today’s visit is certainly one way to find out for myself.

​I was also amazed to have learned from one of the loyal customers queuing in front of me, whom told me that this stall has been running for several generations!

Generation’s stall!

“Piao Ji Fish Porridge” offers a couple of dish combinations where their signature Fish & Prawn Soup were sadly sold out for the day!

The prices for the different dishes were definitely on the high pricey side, which really shocked me when I was about to order.
Piao Ji Fish Porridge 标记鱼粥
I was in a state of shock that I eventually settled down with the small size of their sliced fish soup that cost me at a price of $7.

​Not to mention, this is just the entry price to the very basic dish & size portion on their menu, where it could go up to $15 per bowl for the larger size! It was definitely a huge leap for me as for that same amount of price that I am paying for, I could easily get the largest size outside, while still receiving additional change for my order! I really could not wait to uncover this dish, to determine if it was worth justifiable for that price!

My bowl of Sliced Fish Soup came serving in a hot portion, containing a well flavoured taste of crispy shallot & fried garlic essence for the broth!

It was really appetising on the first spoon, where you can also taste the sweet & fragrant smell of green leafy vegetable, which had added a delightful flavour!

Notably, I also discovered that they had added some salted vegetables into the broth as well, to create an overall richness to the dish.

​Unlike other stalls that are selling the same dish over here at this food centre, I was glad to have discover its differences, whereby it offers the flavourful version instead.

The entire dish had kick started the meal well with that tasty broth, following on next with the main highlight ingredient that is their sliced fish meat!

Immediately, that absolute mind blowing moment happened when my mouth came into contact with that fish meat which was so perfectly prepared!

The meat is unbelievably fresh that is extremely delicate & soft in texture, was easily the most tastiest piece of sliced fish meat that I had ever tasted so far!

​The meat had totally absorb the flavour of that broth, making it the ultimate combination to go together with a bowl of rice to satisfy both your palate and tummy!

To sum it up, I could not have stressed by how satisfying I am with every bite of the sliced fish meat, which was one of the most unforgettable moment that fully justifies for the price that you are paying for!

I would totally recommend it although it is slightly on the high pricey side, but it is definitely a good choice to indulge over it occasionally!

​It’s an extreme must to check out this outstanding stall at Amoy Street Food Centre if you are into such scrumptious dish!

About Piao Ji Fish Porridge (標記魚粥)

Piao Ji Fish Porridge (Amoy Street Food Centre) - Miss Tam Chiak

Address: 7 Maxwell Rd #02-100, 069111 (Amoy Street Food Centre​)

Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 11:00 – 15:30 (Closed: Thu)
Tel: –

​Average Price:

  • SGD $7.00 – Sliced Fish Soup (Small)
  • SGD $10.00 – Sliced Fish Soup (Medium)
  • SGD $12.00 – Sliced Fish Soup (Large)

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Why Piao Ji Fish Porridge is My New Favorite

After finally trying the famed Piao Ji Fish Porridge, I can definitively say it’s my favorite fish porridge in Singapore. Here’s why it stands out:

  • The fresh, tender batang fish is perfectly cooked and melts in your mouth.
  • The broth has an incredible depth of flavor thanks to long hours simmering pork lard, fish bones, and dried shrimp.
  • You can customize your porridge bowl with different toppings like century egg and pork ribs.
  • The queue may be long, but it moves quickly and the porridge is well worth the short wait!

While I’ll continue trying fish porridge from hawker stalls across Singapore, Piao Ji’s masterful execution has earned them the top spot in my book. Their smooth, robust porridge and fresh seafood soup is the perfect comforting meal. I can’t wait to go back again soon!

So if you’re a fellow porridge lover, be sure to pay a visit to Piao Ji Fish Porridge at Amoy Street Food Centre. Just be prepared to queue because their fish porridge is worth it! Let me know in the comments if you have a favorite porridge stall I should try next. I’m always down for a hot bowl of this hearty comfort food.

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